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Mask Change

Mask Change
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect
Supports ArchetypesHERO / Masked HERO


Target 1 "HERO" monster you control; send it to the Graveyard, also, after that, if it left the field by this effect, Special Summon 1 "Masked HERO" monster from your Extra Deck with the same Attribute that the sent monster had when it was on the field (its original Attribute, if face-down).

How to Get

PackValiant Souls [SR]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader--




  • Great way to summon a powerful monster.
  • Being a Quick-play spell gives you lots of timings to activate this card.


  • Requires a Hero monster on the field to activate, otherwise a dead card in your hand.
  • A Hero can only change into a Masked Hero of the same attribute.


Anki OTK

(This OTK is only possible because of a bug that doesn't half Anki's attack when he attacks directly with his effect and Titan Showdown is active.)
Use Cosmic Cyclone to banish a spell/trap card and reduce your LP to make Titan Showdown active, then used masked change to special summon Masked HERO - Anki. Anki is able to attack your opponent directly and because of Titan Showdown he will deal 5600 damage. If your opponent does not control any spell/trap card for you to use Cosmic Cyclone on, you can turn on self-chain. First activate Masked Change on your HERO and then use Cosmic Cyclone on Masked Change, you will still be able to summon Anki with your LP reduced for Titan Showdown.

Extra attacks

You can use Masked Change on an Extra deck Masked Hero you control to special summon another copy of himself from the Extra deck. Use this during the battle phase to gain extra attacks. Masked Hero Anki can do this most efficiently. Attack with your DARK Hero monster, activate Masked Change to special summon Masked Hero Anki and then let Anki destroy a monster. Anki will let you search a Masked Change from your deck, which you can use on him to special summon another Anki ready to attack. Repeat till your opponent runs out of monster.

Masked Hero

Here is a list of masked hero monsters that can be summoned with Masked Change.

Multiple monsters

Drilldark lets you special summon another monster when it's summoned, this can let you use Mask Change on one of them without leaving your vulnerable to cards like Enemy Controller. Use Drilldark's effect to special summon Destiny HERO - Celestial so you can use its effect when it's in the graveyard. Vyon can also be pretty good since you can use its effect to send Destiny HERO - Malicious from your deck to the grave, then activate it from the grave to special summon another Malicious from your deck, which thins your deck as well as letting you use Mask Change using your deck as a resource.

Return from the graveyard

Decider's effect lets you return a Destiny HERO monster from your grave at the end of the turn. This can let you use Mask Change on him after he attacks to return Decider back to your hand at the end of your turn.




ActionsSends from your field to your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Extra Deck


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Anonymous 12days ago
So I can not chain and use my second floodgate trap hole after changing the mask? (no option for it) I hate Anki decks with passion, tier 2 lol
Anonymous 12days ago
Mask Cancer, I do love seeing them manage to pull all of these out their ass while my modest and straightforward deck bricks.

Not to mention "what is this trap thing you're doing? Silly goose, MASK CHANGE!! Oh you had two? MASK CHANGE!! Mask change all the things."
Anonymous 13days ago
Feels like enemy Always has it in Hand with my yubel deck and used 3 on me last game omg I died round 2
This shit need to limit max 2 card
This is one of those cards that are made for people who lack a pair of danglers
Changin mask to the same monster. Gr8 meta. Masked hero anki changed his mask... to masked hero anki. Omfg why cant limit this mask change or anki to maximum 2 card?! And yeah chaining to forbidden chalice negate his effect (halvin atk at dorect attack) but not negate the direct attack effect. WTF komoney?! Who ruled this?! Kys all fur hire and mask change players. Thank you!
<< Anonymous(Komoney)
Xenon Reply
There are two phases during an attack: The declaring attack and damage step. When something pass the declaring attack, it doesn't matter if there is a card effect played that negate that attack during damage step.
This card is broken...10/10 times I play against Anki decks they start with at least 1 of this card. How is it possible? BS draw luck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well....last night I played against an Anki deck user who didn't draw any Mask Change in his first 3 turns. I defeated him easily.

But yeah, that was such a rarity.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I use balance, so among the 6 spells I run in my deck, there should be a 25-50% chance I get it in my starting hand.
Noob question: Why can't I chain mask change to Sylvans' effects but I could chain other spell/trap cards.
<< Anonymous
Mah boi Reply
You can chain Mask Change to Sylvans's effects, unless they were excavated by a Komushroomo you just flipped face-up by attacking (because those will resolve during the damage step)
Stupid card won't show up for me, bought 200 packs across 3 boxes so far and I still only have 1
Why cant limit this cancer to 2? Whey the konami is on to kill the fuckkkkin game? Spread the cancer! Amazoness mask change sylvans
Why isn't possible to chain "Wall of Disruption" with this card? Example: The opponent attacks, I skip "Wall of Disruption" activation, then he uses "Mask Change". After its activation, the game doesn't ask me if I want to activate "Wall of Disruption".
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
u cant activate wod during damage step, the one time they ask u to activate wod is the only moment u can.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sorry, I wrote chain but I meant after "Mask Change" activation, specifically when the Mask Monster declares an attack.
I don't know why they did not just use mask change II that card seams more balance for this
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
I don't know if I like the idea of Vapor being used in general WATER decks, though. But it would have made Anki much less powerful. That being said, if it's enough of a problem, they could easily just limit Anki to solve the issue.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
ya but if u think about if they released this in stead of mask change then they would have had no need to limit Anki. the only problem I have with the Mask Hero deck summoning anki one after another
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
I get that. But I think Mask Change II's versatility outweighs Mask Change's OTK potential overall. (I also don't see limiting Anki as a big deal.) It would also reduce the chances of any other Masked HEROes being released, since any deck could potentially break them. (That being said, Divine Wind and Dian are the only ones that really have any shot of coming anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ya I actually missed that 1 face up monster XD

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